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Review: Ghostbusters (Eric Walkuski's take)

Ghostbusters (Eric Walkuski's take)
07.14.2016
5 10

Read Chris Bumbray's take HERE!

PLOT: After it becomes obvious that a supernatural presence (or several of them) is haunting the city of New York, four women decide to pool their resources and become the Ghostbusters.

REVIEW: I walked into GHOSTBUSTERS with an open mind, ready to like it. Shouldn’t have to preface a review that way, but you know how it goes with this particular movie. In any case, as someone who likes but doesn’t love the 1984 original, this reboot didn’t mortify me the same way it did others. Director Paul Feig’s track record is spotty, but I quite enjoyed his last film, SPY, and the cast he assembled here is pretty solid. The trailers weren’t doing it for me, but hey, not all trailers tell the whole story. If GHOSTBUSTERS was going to be good, I’d be very happy to admit it.

It’s not too good. It’s not quite bad, but it never rises above being mediocre. It’s a clumsy film, and seems to come from the school of “louder is funnier,” where everybody’s always talking at an abnormally high volume in the hopes that will make the ho-hum jokes better. The cast is still likable but they’re not a part of an interesting story, just a product. I’m fine with people liking this movie, but I hope they like it because they actually think it’s good, and not because of the “oh my gosh they’re girls” angle (just as I hope no one hates it for that reason alone, but I think we’ve already seen that’s too much to hope for).

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Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy star as old friends Erin and Abby, who’ve gone a long time without talking to each other; they wrote a book about the paranormal together once, but now Erin is attempting to shed that part of her life and focus on teaching at Columbia. Her past comes roaring back when she discovers Abby is still hawking that book, which could be damaging to Erin’s reputation. A confrontation ends with an opportunity: a historical house in New York City has been the site of some supernatural activity, and before she knows it, Erin is dragged along by Abby - and her quirky colleague Jillian (Kate McKinnon) to the place, where they’re promptly met by a ooze-spewing ghost. The evidence is in: Ghosts are real, and they’re starting to pop up all over the city.

That’s about it as far as plot is concerned. The trio is eventually joined by street smart Patty (Leslie Jones), who has a spooky experience of her own in the subway, and Kevin (Chris Hemsworth) who acts as their receptionist but is so utterly stupid that he can’t even answer the phone. Eventually there are some possessions, ghost attacks and a supernatural showdown in Times Square, all of it rather noisy and inconsequential. The villain, played by Neil Casey, is completely uninteresting, and his schemes are arbitrary. We barely get a sense of why he's doing what he's doing or how he's doing it, but the movie's too busy pushing on with nonsensical tangents to worry all that much about it. It would be pretty cool if the movie had a bad guy to root against and a story to invest in, but Feig and co-writer Kate Dippold don't appear to think so. I understand the Ghostbusters themselves are the point, and it's necessary to set them up as characters, but wouldn't it be more involving to introduce them in a plot that's exciting, against a villain who's formidable?

Certainly the movie is never scary or exciting, but it’s a comedy first, so that’s fine. Problem is, it’s not very funny. The movie's issues are, I think, exemplified with the Hemsworth character, who is a strange case. Kevin is dumb, very dumb. Sure, we can run with that, but the movie makes him not only dumb but nearly mentally challenged. Example: someone tells him not to listen to a conversation and he covers his eyes. Huh? Even the dumbest person on earth wouldn't do that. The movie seems to grasp for jokes, wanting to please and trying anything that might work. It's not satisfied making Hemsworth a dope, it has to make him stupid on a level that's cartoonish and unconvincing. (I know we don't go to Ghostbusters for "convincing," but this is what happens when a movie's comedy is falling flat and your attention wanders elsewhere.) We can't even care about him - or Wiig's awkward attraction to him - because he doesn't remotely resemble a human being. It's like he's from another planet. (That said, Hemsworth tackles the role with a big smile on this face; he's hard not to enjoy.)

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I don't want to compare the remake to the original (too much) but what's missing is the sort of "everyman" quality that the original cast, Bill Murray in particular, brought to it. The most "normal" character is Wiig's, but even she seems like she's doing schtick most of the time. You need someone who's grounded, deadpan. Everybody here is silly. McKinnon fares the best; she's certainly the stand out, but even her character's quirks are ultimately more repetitive than useful. She talks in odd ways and is has an overall bizarre disposition, but to what end, exactly? Again, she never seems like a real person, just a kook who is weird for the sake of being weird.

GHOSTBUSTERS often seems to be straining for laughs, giving its characters way too much time conversing at length in search of a funny line. When in doubt, the film has the characters snarking at each other but there's no real wit to their interactions. For reference, Feig's SPY was a much nimbler, clever comedy, milking real laughs from its dim-witted characters and their adventures. GHOSTBUSTERS doesn't seem to know how to make its situations entertaining, it just becomes loud and goofy and throws ectoplasm (or whatever else) all over the place. There's also plenty of fan service - from cameos to visual callbacks to the original - which gets pretty annoying after a while. We get it, we're watching GHOSTBUSTERS and you want us to know you've seen the original too.

The good? Aside from the cast being generally amiable, the visual effects are very cool; the bright, glowy apparitions are a feast for the eyes. I saw the film in IMAX 3D and the 3D is legitimately good, especially during any ghost sequence. The images appear to pour off the screen in 3D, utilizing the format in frequently unique ways.

I don't hold any ill will toward GHOSTBUSTERS. It doesn't work for me but I don't think it's worthy of hatred or scorn. It ambles along and puts on a semi-watchable show, but there's nothing memorable about it aside from the fact it's called GHOSTBUSTERS. When the inevitable sequel happens, I hope the creators inject the characters into a juicy story, and let the jokes happen organically instead of attempting to force them down our throats.

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6:54AM on 07/16/2016

Loved it

Hated the trailers. Movie looked awful. Zero interest in seeing it. But my 7 year old is a 7 year old and he loves the old movies and just saw this one was Ghostbusters with new people and it had ghosts in it, so he wanted to see it. Took him tonight and I wound up loving it. The jokes work much better in the movie than they do in the trailers. Was ready to hate, left with love.
Hated the trailers. Movie looked awful. Zero interest in seeing it. But my 7 year old is a 7 year old and he loves the old movies and just saw this one was Ghostbusters with new people and it had ghosts in it, so he wanted to see it. Took him tonight and I wound up loving it. The jokes work much better in the movie than they do in the trailers. Was ready to hate, left with love.
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8:32AM on 07/15/2016
Nothing I've seen or heard has convinced me to throw money at the film yet.
I've always felt Ghostbusters was something that could work well as a rebooted property, but this just looks horrible. Still, noisy comedies aren't my thing generally, and this does look particularly obnoxious.
Think I'll just stick with the original.
Nothing I've seen or heard has convinced me to throw money at the film yet.
I've always felt Ghostbusters was something that could work well as a rebooted property, but this just looks horrible. Still, noisy comedies aren't my thing generally, and this does look particularly obnoxious.
Think I'll just stick with the original.
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12:53AM on 07/15/2016

Im still watch it

The fact people are calling it She-Boot proves that the only issue people have with this movie is that it was rebooted with women as the main cast. Just sad really.
The fact people are calling it She-Boot proves that the only issue people have with this movie is that it was rebooted with women as the main cast. Just sad really.
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1:01AM on 07/15/2016
Or maybe it was because it sucked. I saw it tonight. I honestly sat there astonished about how wrong they got this.
Or maybe it was because it sucked. I saw it tonight. I honestly sat there astonished about how wrong they got this.
2:53AM on 07/15/2016
I adore the comedy of three of these women, all of whom would have made fine additions to a REAL sequel helmed by Reitman. McCarthy is the only one I'm sick of. And I hated the movie. Don't and didn't care that it's women. Cared that it's a remake of a classic, and a BAD one at that.
I adore the comedy of three of these women, all of whom would have made fine additions to a REAL sequel helmed by Reitman. McCarthy is the only one I'm sick of. And I hated the movie. Don't and didn't care that it's women. Cared that it's a remake of a classic, and a BAD one at that.
1:35PM on 07/15/2016
Yup I noticed that to. Proves the point I made earlier. If you want to say that the movie doesn't look funny (I didn't find the trailer funny at all) than say that. To hate the movie just because it features women in the lead suggests to me that someone needs therapy.
Yup I noticed that to. Proves the point I made earlier. If you want to say that the movie doesn't look funny (I didn't find the trailer funny at all) than say that. To hate the movie just because it features women in the lead suggests to me that someone needs therapy.
12:34AM on 07/15/2016
So, I saw the movie tonight and honestly, it wasn’t bad, not great but enjoyable enough. 7/10 but wouldn’t go lower than 6. People are probably gonna hate here, but fact is, we are all entitled to our own opinions so please don’t be a jerk for the sake of it.
First off, I want to discuss some of the negative comments. As neither a Feig nor McCarthy fan, I owe them nothing but as a Ghostbusters fan I chose to ignore those aspects and see for myself. For one, I personally think Leslie Jones
So, I saw the movie tonight and honestly, it wasn’t bad, not great but enjoyable enough. 7/10 but wouldn’t go lower than 6. People are probably gonna hate here, but fact is, we are all entitled to our own opinions so please don’t be a jerk for the sake of it.
First off, I want to discuss some of the negative comments. As neither a Feig nor McCarthy fan, I owe them nothing but as a Ghostbusters fan I chose to ignore those aspects and see for myself. For one, I personally think Leslie Jones “black stereotype” wasn’t as bad as people make it seem. She was pretty grounded outside of the slapping scene from the trailers. As someone not familiar with her work, she was great. Next, the “cartoonish” aspect of Jillian Holtzman. Yeah, she was on some level but also kinda not. She’s the brains, down to the core brains of the GB crew. She makes the equipment, builds it and…it makes sense that she’d be quirky and weird. Also, she’s fantastic in this movie too. Most of my laughs came from her, Patty and Kevin. Kate McKinnon is also really good at Facial expression that helps pop her weirdness and makes her role funnier. So yeah, bit cartoonish, maybe, but I liked her.
Okay, so liking Wiig and not McCarthy, both were alright, only alright. My gripe with Wiig is that they made her sound close to as brilliant as Holtzman, but it really never translates. That’s about it. They aren’t anything to write home about. So, I will leave it there.
Kevin (Hemsworth): So, he’s too dumb, like functional retardation with a very very low IQ. Aware enough to get by but oblivious to life, which makes some funny scenes but also tires a bit too. Watching McKinnon react to his dumbness is also pretty funny but again it gets stale.
Story. Okay, so some brilliant dude whom has been bullied, rejected and treated like dirt has found a means to open a portal to unleash ghosts upon the planet. He comes off as crazy because he is crazy. As a main villain, he could have been a bit better, but whatever. No need to rehash this part. It’s a plot.
Humour: I found the humour overall to be as I expected, forced jokes where subtlety is a lost art. They spend too much time making a joke happen and on occasion, it’s generally Kevin or Holtzman’s expressive face reactions that make them work. Lost are the days of saying a line and moving on. Comedy has lost that ability in favour of the need to make sure the audience “gets it” rather than noticing it. This however is an across the board gripe with comedy these days. So in fairness, I can’t fault them here.
Ghosts: Another aspect I found a bit annoying were the ghosts. I don’t think they were terrible, but they had a Ghostbusters PS3 game vibe to them that kinda ruins the fun of ghosts. That has been a complaint for me since the first trailer hit. Slimmer looks more fake NOW than he did as a puppet in the 80’s. Too vibrant, too much motion, it just looks off.
So, why would you give this a 7/10? Doesn’t sound like you enjoyed it. It’s kind of hard to explain but basically, I wasn’t bored. I mean it had moments where I was like “oh geez, don’t do that” like the club dragon ghost where it feels cheap having a huge crowd, not only NOT run away but just stand there and watch the girls go. Also, every once in awhile you’d hear a great rendition of the original song playing that for me, not only gave me shivers, but enhanced the scene because of it. Score does that for me.
Personally, do I think this is a fantastic movie? No. I enjoyed it enough which is all I wanted anyway. I was never rooting for it to fail and still would have preferred the originals mentoring them instead, but cest la vie. The cameo’s themselves were alright. I kinda liked Arkroyds somewhat similar Ray Stanz take as a cabbie. I mean, he talks like Ray talking about ghosts, all 30 seconds of screen time felt like it could have been Ray. Which makes me sad but again, cest la vie. Murray, Potts, Hudson, Weaver, they all had cameo’s that were ok, there for the sake of it, but I think Potts felt more naturalish, as in a reason to actually be there.
So while this won’t be everyone’s cup of tea, and yeah I think 8/10 or higher is a little silly, it’s certainly not THAT bad. As a Ghostbusters fan, it’s a different iteration and I found enjoyment within it.
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12:04AM on 07/15/2016
It's official: Activism has failed to change perceptions of the film.

Time Magazine has just published a lengthy "the original wasn't that great anyway" diatribe. [link]

So now they're trying to elevate the she-boot by tearing down the original. Hilarious.
It's official: Activism has failed to change perceptions of the film.

Time Magazine has just published a lengthy "the original wasn't that great anyway" diatribe. [link]

So now they're trying to elevate the she-boot by tearing down the original. Hilarious.
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3:26AM on 07/15/2016
Right... that's why the original film is still being talked about 32 years later and is sitting in the National Film Registry. Meanwhile, this lame ass remake will be forgotten in a month. Time Magazine can fuck off and shove this movie up their ass.
Right... that's why the original film is still being talked about 32 years later and is sitting in the National Film Registry. Meanwhile, this lame ass remake will be forgotten in a month. Time Magazine can fuck off and shove this movie up their ass.
10:04PM on 07/14/2016
I'm just ready for this sheboot to flop and be yesterday's news.
I'm just ready for this sheboot to flop and be yesterday's news.
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3:20AM on 07/15/2016
For real, I'm sick of hearing about this fucking movie.
For real, I'm sick of hearing about this fucking movie.
9:46PM on 07/14/2016

Critics like Paul Feig movies

Remember previous Paul Feig Rottentomatoes results:
Bridemaids - 90% approval. My rating: 3/10
Spy - 94% approval. My rating: 4/10
Ghostbusters - 75% approval. I don't know what my rating would be, but if it's THAT much lower than the other two, I fear for its future through my eyes rofl
Remember previous Paul Feig Rottentomatoes results:
Bridemaids - 90% approval. My rating: 3/10
Spy - 94% approval. My rating: 4/10
Ghostbusters - 75% approval. I don't know what my rating would be, but if it's THAT much lower than the other two, I fear for its future through my eyes rofl
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8:23PM on 07/14/2016
I like Extreme Ghostbusters. Because they have diversity and the black guy is a scientist.
I like Extreme Ghostbusters. Because they have diversity and the black guy is a scientist.
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6:59PM on 07/14/2016
I like that this review gave more detail than the last one. The previous review seemed to say the film was good compared to most reboots and other films this summer, which isn't saying much since most reboots suck and most movies this summer have been disappointments. I figured this movie would be very mediocre, which hurts more because fans have been waiting a long time for Ghostbusters to return, so a lackluster edition was bound to disappoint.
I like that this review gave more detail than the last one. The previous review seemed to say the film was good compared to most reboots and other films this summer, which isn't saying much since most reboots suck and most movies this summer have been disappointments. I figured this movie would be very mediocre, which hurts more because fans have been waiting a long time for Ghostbusters to return, so a lackluster edition was bound to disappoint.
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4:27PM on 07/14/2016
How many reviews of this are needed?
How many reviews of this are needed?
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6:22PM on 07/14/2016
How many did you want?
How many did you want?
6:25PM on 07/14/2016
I think one from the site sufficient. It seems like a way to appease the angry mob by submitting another review thats a little more conservative.
I think one from the site sufficient. It seems like a way to appease the angry mob by submitting another review thats a little more conservative.
10:19PM on 07/14/2016
They do this often with big releases. it's nothing new nor does it have anything to do with an angry mob.
They do this often with big releases. it's nothing new nor does it have anything to do with an angry mob.
12:02AM on 07/15/2016
@jojothewonderdo The angry mob is the one frothing at critics. So maybe they ought to delete the other one, and keep this one?
@jojothewonderdo The angry mob is the one frothing at critics. So maybe they ought to delete the other one, and keep this one?
4:01PM on 07/14/2016

To Mean Average it.....

Take Bumbray's Review of 8, add it to Walkuski's 5, divide it by 2....you end up with 6.5. Passable, but nothing worth writing home, reengineering the wheel, or the amount of froth spewed by the haters and Fanboys out there....Remember, this is JUST a movie...it'll be here for a while, then gone, just like all the other summer schlock out there. I usually call August The Movie Month where Movies Go To Die...but they seem to be getting a head start this season. ....Getting me primed for the
Take Bumbray's Review of 8, add it to Walkuski's 5, divide it by 2....you end up with 6.5. Passable, but nothing worth writing home, reengineering the wheel, or the amount of froth spewed by the haters and Fanboys out there....Remember, this is JUST a movie...it'll be here for a while, then gone, just like all the other summer schlock out there. I usually call August The Movie Month where Movies Go To Die...but they seem to be getting a head start this season. ....Getting me primed for the Labour Day Classic...when all the studios dump their absolute dreck out and hope something sticks....Gonna have a lot of choice this year, apparently.....
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3:49PM on 07/14/2016

Dream lineup.

Just wondering who would play the four Leads everyone's dream ghostbusters lineup. Teaming Will Ferrell and John c. Reilly up with a couple others would be fun. Or get the cast from the movie this is the end together. So many choices. So who you guys got?
Just wondering who would play the four Leads everyone's dream ghostbusters lineup. Teaming Will Ferrell and John c. Reilly up with a couple others would be fun. Or get the cast from the movie this is the end together. So many choices. So who you guys got?
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7:07PM on 07/14/2016
My dream lineup:
Sam Rockwell (Venkmen Jr) - has the sarcastic but likable quality to match Murray
Bill Hader (Spengler Jr) - can play nerdy-funny very well
Donald Glover (Zeddmore Jr) - can be both the comic relief and straight man depending on the situation
Isla Fisher (Stanz Jr) - a mix of goofiness and brains
Of course, I would have like the original cast to be involved in some aspect as well, so that this new film could be a continuation of the series rather than a reboot.
My dream lineup:
Sam Rockwell (Venkmen Jr) - has the sarcastic but likable quality to match Murray
Bill Hader (Spengler Jr) - can play nerdy-funny very well
Donald Glover (Zeddmore Jr) - can be both the comic relief and straight man depending on the situation
Isla Fisher (Stanz Jr) - a mix of goofiness and brains
Of course, I would have like the original cast to be involved in some aspect as well, so that this new film could be a continuation of the series rather than a reboot.
9:06PM on 07/14/2016
Key & Peele as two bumbling scientist and fanboys of the old gang, Adam DeVine as Venkman and Dana's son, JGL as Dana's grown son Oscar who's now a big shot executive eager to demolish the old firehouse, Mila Kunis as an outspoken New York waitress who may have finally found her true calling busting ghosts and kicking ass. The story revolve around what happens after an incident in the firehouse almost a decade ago left the old Ghostbusters missing, all the ghosts in New York gone, and the
Key & Peele as two bumbling scientist and fanboys of the old gang, Adam DeVine as Venkman and Dana's son, JGL as Dana's grown son Oscar who's now a big shot executive eager to demolish the old firehouse, Mila Kunis as an outspoken New York waitress who may have finally found her true calling busting ghosts and kicking ass. The story revolve around what happens after an incident in the firehouse almost a decade ago left the old Ghostbusters missing, all the ghosts in New York gone, and the containment unit offline. DeVine wants to save the firehouse while Oscar do not. Then of course suddenly all hell break loose again.
12:04AM on 07/15/2016
Realistically, Sony could have hired James Franco, Seth Rogen, Channing Tatem and Jonah Hill. The problem was the script.
Realistically, Sony could have hired James Franco, Seth Rogen, Channing Tatem and Jonah Hill. The problem was the script.
12:04AM on 07/15/2016
Realistically, Sony could have hired James Franco, Seth Rogen, Channing Tatem and Jonah Hill. The problem was the script.
Realistically, Sony could have hired James Franco, Seth Rogen, Channing Tatem and Jonah Hill. The problem was the script.
3:44PM on 07/14/2016

WOW ...

... and there I thought my 6/10 was too low. Let's face it, nevermind the girls and all shenanigans, the movie is painfully UNFUNNY simply because whole crew is desperately TRYING to be funny. The script is the main problem, and what do you know, it's written by Paul Feig.
... and there I thought my 6/10 was too low. Let's face it, nevermind the girls and all shenanigans, the movie is painfully UNFUNNY simply because whole crew is desperately TRYING to be funny. The script is the main problem, and what do you know, it's written by Paul Feig.
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3:12PM on 07/14/2016
This looks like a fair review even though most of the reviews for the movie have been more positive so far. I was never going to see this movie in the theaters but I will catch it when it streams. Maybe I like it because I have liked all of Feig's movies so far or maybe I won't like it because the trailer and clips so far have been limp. However, I can tell you one thing and that is that my opinion isn't going to be based one iota on the fact that I was rejected by girls in high school. The
This looks like a fair review even though most of the reviews for the movie have been more positive so far. I was never going to see this movie in the theaters but I will catch it when it streams. Maybe I like it because I have liked all of Feig's movies so far or maybe I won't like it because the trailer and clips so far have been limp. However, I can tell you one thing and that is that my opinion isn't going to be based one iota on the fact that I was rejected by girls in high school. The arguments about this being a bad movie based solely on it's status of being a remake are a straw man. I am sure plenty of the people making that argument have remakes or reboots that they hold in high esteem. Most of the hate out there is simply based on the leads being recast as women. Who the f cares if they are as funny as these actresses? The amount of misogyny being spewed on this site and others gives geeks a bad name.
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7:10PM on 07/14/2016
I've hated and loved remakes and reboots before, it's more a question for me of the way the original was done. I love the Last Starfighter for example, but I think that's one property that could really benefit as a reboot or a 30 years later type story with a new protagonist (Donald Glover, please). The thing is, Last Starfighter has very dated effects, and a premise that could be updated in a very cool way. Ghostbusters is still shown in theaters decades later because it doesn't seem as dated,
I've hated and loved remakes and reboots before, it's more a question for me of the way the original was done. I love the Last Starfighter for example, but I think that's one property that could really benefit as a reboot or a 30 years later type story with a new protagonist (Donald Glover, please). The thing is, Last Starfighter has very dated effects, and a premise that could be updated in a very cool way. Ghostbusters is still shown in theaters decades later because it doesn't seem as dated, and everything still works. There was also plenty of room to continue the story thirty years later with a new crew. A reboot was just not the right move in that case.
1:29PM on 07/15/2016
Some remakes/reboots work and some don't. I think we can agree that the fact something is a remake/reboot in itself doesn't preclude the movie from being great or at least entertaining. I also think if you look at many of the comments to this review and comments on this site from when the gender switch concept was announced forward until now it is obvious that much of the vitriol is motivated by fans who have a problem with women.
Some remakes/reboots work and some don't. I think we can agree that the fact something is a remake/reboot in itself doesn't preclude the movie from being great or at least entertaining. I also think if you look at many of the comments to this review and comments on this site from when the gender switch concept was announced forward until now it is obvious that much of the vitriol is motivated by fans who have a problem with women.
2:59PM on 07/14/2016

50% is about right.

5/10 seems to be a reasonable rating. It's what Rotten Tomatoes'Top Critics shows after the rating is corrected for SJW activism, It's in the neighborhood of what imdb.com shows, it's in the neighborhood of what metacritic shows, it's reflective of the even number of good and positive reviews being published just about everywhere, and it's congruent with comment ratings here at Joblo which just about every time land at a 50% after everyone is done heaving and frothing.
5/10 seems to be a reasonable rating. It's what Rotten Tomatoes'Top Critics shows after the rating is corrected for SJW activism, It's in the neighborhood of what imdb.com shows, it's in the neighborhood of what metacritic shows, it's reflective of the even number of good and positive reviews being published just about everywhere, and it's congruent with comment ratings here at Joblo which just about every time land at a 50% after everyone is done heaving and frothing.
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2:54PM on 07/14/2016

5/10 is a respectable score for this movir

I hated the movie but this review is 10x better than Chris's because it goes into detail a lot more. I'd give it a 3/10 but I can see where most people won't hate it but won't really care for it either.
I hated the movie but this review is 10x better than Chris's because it goes into detail a lot more. I'd give it a 3/10 but I can see where most people won't hate it but won't really care for it either.
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2:14PM on 07/14/2016
Helen Mirren's playing Vigo and Rachel Dratch has been cast as Janosz in the sequel!
Helen Mirren's playing Vigo and Rachel Dratch has been cast as Janosz in the sequel!
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2:59PM on 07/14/2016
Helen Mirren is a prime example of why the gimmick of all women in this movie doesn't work. It comes off as this feminist agenda when you have tons of females already out there who are way more respected and much better actors than their male costars. Mirren is like Hollywood royalty and is just as respected as actors like Clooney. She gets badass parts all the time and never plays damsels in distress or second fiddle in romance movies.
Helen Mirren is a prime example of why the gimmick of all women in this movie doesn't work. It comes off as this feminist agenda when you have tons of females already out there who are way more respected and much better actors than their male costars. Mirren is like Hollywood royalty and is just as respected as actors like Clooney. She gets badass parts all the time and never plays damsels in distress or second fiddle in romance movies.
3:20PM on 07/14/2016
Totally. Plus they'll get the little baby girl from Neighbors to play Oscar and Anne Hathaway to play Jack Hardemeyer. We have a cast!
Totally. Plus they'll get the little baby girl from Neighbors to play Oscar and Anne Hathaway to play Jack Hardemeyer. We have a cast!
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1:59PM on 07/14/2016

How could you give this such a low rating?!!

Did you get paid by other studios to do so?
Haha, just kidding, this one seems more accurate.
Did you get paid by other studios to do so?
Haha, just kidding, this one seems more accurate.
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2:15PM on 07/14/2016
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